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Omnivision launches a new, ultra-thin and ultra-large 64MP sensor for mobile devices

Omnivision has launched a new 64MP sensor. (Source: Omnivision)
Omnivision has launched a new 64MP sensor. (Source: Omnivision)
Omnivision is a company that makes CMOS image sensors for devices such as smartphones. Its latest such product is the OV64B, which offers a resolution of 64MP with a slightly different footprint compared to its more common Samsung or Sony counterparts. It also has a smaller pixel size than its competitors.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Omnivision has introduced the OV64B, a new sensor that, as the company claims, is ideal for smartphone OEMs who want high-end image sensors in their phones without compromising on a slim profile in the resulting devices. It is 1/2” in size, whereas the comparable Sony IMX686 and Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensors are 1/1.72”.

However, the new OV64B also has pixels of 0.7 microns in size, as opposed to 0.8 microns in those other 64MP sensors. It allows for the binning of these pixels in order to generate high-quality 16MP images. This new CMOS component also supports video capture of up to 8K at 30 frames per second (fps) and 4K at 60fps, or 30fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS).

On that note, Omnivision fails to mention optical image stabilization (OIS) in conjunction with this new sensor. Nevertheless, the company is pitching the OV64B as compatible with any and all lens-types a user might want in their new premium mobile device - main, wide, ultra-wide or telephoto, in other words.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-29 (Update: 2020-04-29)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.